On June 8, 1968, the United States naval vessel Liberty was accidentally attacked by Israel. The incident could easily have spiraled into an unpleasant confrontation between Israel and the United States. After all, American lives had been lost.
But, Lyndon Johnson, President of the United States, made sure that the incident did not cause a rift between America and its ally Israel. Johnson knew that attack on the Liberty was a mistake and not an act of war.
Syria crackdown continues as UN refuses to callfor an emergency special session.
Israel-bashing firsters holding UN meeting simultaneously down the hall.
This article by Anne Bayefsky appears today on FoxNews.com.
The UN General Assembly is huffing and puffing about Syria today, while crimes against humanity perpetrated against Syria’s civilian population continue unabated. The spectacle exposes the wholly undeserved status of the United Nations as an agent for the common good and the disastrous nature of the three-year love-affair that the Obama administration has carried on with the organization.
Israeli diplomat’s wife injured in New Delhi; Georgian police neutralize car bomb after 4-year anniversary of Mughniyeh
A day after the fourth anniversary of the assassination of Hezbollah’s military commander, two seemingly coordinated attacks were launched on Monday against Israeli embassies overseas.
In the first attack, the wife of an Israeli diplomat was injured when a bomb exploded in her car in New Delhi, India. The woman succeeded in driving to the Israeli embassy where she was evacuated to a nearby hospital. She was reported to be in moderate condition. Israeli media reported that she had dropped off her children just moments before the explosion.
‘Crime in Arab sector has turned it into Wild West’
Moran Azulay, NYET
The parliamentary commission on inquiry investigating “civilian terror in Arab society in Israel,” convened Monday.
The meeting was called by MK Ahmad Tibi (United Arab List-Ta’al). Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Internal Security Minister Yitzhak Aharonovitch, Police Commissioner Yohanan Danino, Finance Minister Yuval Steinitz and Knesset Speaker Reuven Rivlin attended.
Aharonovitch presented alarming data regarding crime rates in the Arab sector, saying that over 30% of inmates is Israel’s prisons are Arabs.
David Haivri, INN
Nearly 20 years after the Peace Process between Israel and the Palestinian Arabs was initiated at the Madrid Conference, we have seen years of stalemate. Even with all the billions of dollars being spent by the international community and all of the pressure being exerted on Israel to establish a Palestinian state in areas captured by Israel from Egypt and Jordan in 1967, Israeli leadership knows that progress in this direction would be dangerous – to say the least – for the future of the state of Israel.
The Israeli leaders make great efforts to seem accommodating to the concept of Two States, but on the other hand they thank G-d for every refusal by the Palestinian Arab side. Ironically, it is they, the Palestinian Arab leadership, who are the greatest hope that a Palestinian state will not emerge in Judea and Samaria.
By Ted Belman
The progressives in the world want change to achieve a better world or New World Order. The Left and the Islamists both want this but they differ on what the new world order should look like. They are at odds with conservatives who want to keep what they got and Jews who refuse to get with the programme.
In A Tale of Two Wars, Daniel Greenfield puts it this way:
Washington needs the Syrian war to happen, and it needs to keep a conflict with Iran from happening. The great diplomatic problem of Israel has always been that its leader insist on viewing conflicts in practical terms. Israel does not fight wars to make the world safe for democracy, it fights wars because there’s someone shooting missiles as it. This is an unacceptable reason for a war in a postmodern world where wars are fought to preserve the international order, protect civilization, make the world safe for democracy and prove that human rights violations will be punished by the duly constituted body of international jurisprudence.
By MUDAR ZAHRAN, JPOST
Jordan’s King Abdullah is worried about the Arab Spring making its way to his doorstep.
Speaking to The Washington Post, King Abdullah of Jordan urged Israel to jump-start peace negotiations with the Palestinians; otherwise, he said, “Israel will have to choose between democracy and apartheid.”
While Israel-bashing by Abdullah is nothing new, this “apartheid alert” from a regime based on apartheid policies against a Palestinian majority is shocking.
Abdullah’s attempts to publicly bash Israel, desperately sponsor born-dead peace talks, and welcome Hamas leader Khaled Mashaal in Amman, all indicate that Abdullah is worried about the Arab Spring making its way to his doorstep.